15 May 2011

Wildflower walk

This Thursday we went on a wildflower walk with J's lab group. It was great to get out and enjoy the verdant PA spring, and to learn some of the plants around here.

The group. A parasitic plant (Conopholis americana). J's boss using Doodle's magnifying glass.

Botanizing papa. Yellow lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium parviflorum).
Pink lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium acaule).

Bunch of lady's slippers. Tiger beetle eating an ant. Fringed milkwort (Polygala paucifolia).

Little violet. Another orchid (Galearis spectabilis).

It was a nice afternoon full of good company, cool plants, and even a few bees.

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